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Poster: Jim F Date: Oct 2, 2010 11:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cliff Hucker posted one-star review for Hunter Seamons

Yeah that makes sense. Reviews are important to me, but still pretty low on the list of reasons for me to listen to something. I don't need any reason at all to DOWNLOAD something other than "I need more shows." But when it comes to actually LISTENING to Reviews do factor in.

It all just depends. For instance I'm not in the 80's/90's/Brent Era camp, but you can find really positive reviews for lots of those shows. So I'm not necessarily going to listen to something just because a lot of people like it.

Also, reviews regarding sound quality are rather moot points in this realm, 99% of the time all you have to do is just stream a song or two to decide how you feel about the sound quality.

And in days past, a setlist didn't hold as much info as we have now. Now we not only see the song list, but the timings as well, which also factor in for me. I tend to like reviews that highlight specifics, like how this version of such and such is unique because of this or that.

This kinda reminds me of some pot website I recently saw where people enter in information about price and quality found in their area. I don't smoke anymore, but I was reading about my area, and there were people who were giving information that really screws up the averages. One guy might say 100 an ounce, another 800. They might list the quality, they might not. Either way it all goes into factoring the average.